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Life Design Educator, International Students and Study Abroad Officer

Johns Hopkins University
East Case, MD
Closing date
Jun 10, 2023

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Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
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Organization Type
College / University, Non-profit
Job Req ID: 109079

Life Design Educator, International Students and Study Abroad Officer

The Seizing Opportunities, Access, & Relationships (SOAR) team is seeking a Life Design Educator, International Students and Study Abroad Coordinator who will execute on the Life Design Labs vision, strategy, and objectives to enhance and deliver the professional development, career advancement, and life design offerings with special attention to our undergraduate international student population and students with study and work abroad experiences. *As an equity-based office that believes all of our students have the same opportunity to pursue their life purpose regardless of background, field of study, or social capital, each Life Design Educator is expected to co-create, collaborate and support all of our students; however, this position has a particular focus on international students and those with a study or work abroad experience.

The Life Design Educator will become familiar with the novel approach to career readiness and life design that has been established at Johns Hopkins University and implement programs, scalable support systems and create content to connect critical mindsets, frameworks and approaches with their designated student population.

Furthermore, the Life Design Educator will work with Directors and Associate Directors within the Life Design Lab to continue working with key partner stakeholders that include departmental leadership, faculty, campus partners, community partners, alumni and employers. Maintaining critical and established relationships will be imperative to the Life Design Educators success.

Over the course of the year, the Life Design Lab offers both credit bearing and non-credit bearing coursework that is driven by our unique life design curriculum. The Life Design Educator will spend time serving as a teaching assistant and eventually a co-facilitator for the formalized curriculum for our student population.

The Life Design Labs efforts are also driven by initiative-based programs that span the academic calendar. Life Design Educators are expected to actively participate in the planning and execution of programs that impact our entire student population throughout the year.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Execute on the strategy of integrating life design, alumni connections, employer engagement, experiential learning, and mentoring into the academic and co-curricular learning experience for students and alumni within special attention paid to a prescribed portfolio of students and industries.
  • Customize offerings and approaches given unique needs of students and alumni based on areas of identity and values, academic pursuits and professional interests.
  • Using the mindsets and methodologies of life design and best practices from the Life Design Lab, deliver workshops, programs, content, and digital resources to help students and alumni achieve their life ambitions.
  • Support in the delivery of Life Design curriculum to students via official life design offerings (the Life Design Summer Institute, intersession or department sponsored courses).
  • Partner with faculty, alumni, and employers to increase mentoring, experiential learning, and career opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Serve in a supporting role for the execution of signature annual offerings.
  • Serve as a point of contact for industry employers by identifying, promoting and supporting established recruitment opportunities on campus.
  • Scale efforts for a positive life design and professional development experience for all students and alumni, with special attention to under-represented and first generation and limited incoming communities.
  • In partnership with Life Design Lab leadership, cultivate and strengthen relationships with colleagues across units, including, but not limited to, academic departments, academic advising, life design lab, alumni relations, and international services.
  • Collaborating with Life Design Lab staff to build and maintain a network of employers and mentors across varied careers who can attend courses, programs, and networking events.
  • Engage in social media, digital outlets, and academic and professional journals and associations to establish an exciting brand, tell the story, and serve as a thought leader at Johns Hopkins University and in higher education.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree required.
  • Three (3) years of experience within a higher education, government, non-profit, or corporate setting.
  • By way of experience, evidence of ability to develop and execute programs, courses, events, and content to scale impact across various constituent groups.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve individual and shared goals within a complex and decentralized institution.
  • Strong multicultural competency and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to achieve equitable and inclusive results.

Preferred Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate has experience working with undergraduate international students and is familiar with regulations and policies around internship and work opportunities for this population (OPT, CPT, Visa)
  • The ideal candidate is familiar with study abroad programming, global education and work experiences that includes traditional study abroad experiences and internships in foreign countries.
  • The ideal candidate is comfortable with co-working and flexible work arrangements.
  • Our educators work within multiple offices and spaces on campus. Rather than assigning office or desk spaces to our teams, we have modernized our approach and assigned laptops and cell phones and expect that our teams can work from anywhere for the purpose of scaling our impact across the institution.
  • For this model to work, the ideal candidate must present excellent skills in relationship development and engaging audiences in groups and via social media and digital outlets.
  • The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, data and outcomes driven, strong in planning and execution, comfortable leading programs and interventions with groups, and enjoys developing relationships and connections with multiple stakeholders at once.
  • Our new vision is focused on scalability of resources and services and does not utilize a one-on-one appointment model. For this transformation to work, traditional one-on-one counseling and coaching services are taking a backseat to a culture of scalable programs and interventions.

Classified Title: IL & LD Officer

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD

Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390-$94,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus

Department name: Life Design Lab

Personnel area: University Student Services

Total Rewards

The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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